Forsyth Sheriff’s deputies taken to hospital after suspicious vehicle call

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PFAFFTOWN, N.C. -- Two Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies were taken to the hospital after responding to a suspicious vehicle call Friday morning.

Chief Deputy Brad Stanley tells FOX8 that around 7:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of Davis Farm Lane, off of Vienna Dozier Road, in Pfafftown.

When they arrived, they found a man inside a vehicle who appeared to be impaired. Deputies then called for EMS to respond and assess the man’s medical condition.

While waiting for EMS to arrive, the two deputies began to feel lightheaded, and radioed asking for EMS assistance for themselves.

The deputies were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where Stanley says they are “in good shape,” adding that they never lost consciousness and remained alert.

Firefighters and HAZMAT personnel responded to the scene, trying to assess if there was anything in the vehicle which could have caused the medical issues.

Stanley says they took a reading, which showed elevated levels of carbon monoxide, at a level of 38 parts per million.

Fire officials with the Winston-Salem police department say home carbon monoxide detectors will sound an alarm at 35 parts per million, which is a level capable of causing headaches, nausea and other symptoms.

The man who was originally inside the vehicle also remained alert and conscious, but was eventually taken to the hospital as well, according to Stanley. The deputies were treated and released.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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